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Dorothy J. Zelgart

May 7, 1925 — September 29, 2020

A private Memorial Service and Interment for Dorothy Jane Zelgart will be held at Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights.  

Dorothy was born May 7, 1925 in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, where she grew up on the Holtan family farm in Montevideo, Minnesota. She attended Clarkfield High School in Clarkfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College and then St. Joseph’s school of Nursing in Mitchell South Dakota where she received her nursing degree and became a Cadet Nurse for the US Navy. Dorothy met her husband, John in high school and were married on October 7, 1951 and was blessed to have celebrated 69 years together.

Dorothy loved playing the piano, gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband John; children Jane (John)Evans, Kay (Craig) Chisholm and David (Sue) Zelgart; grandchildren Eric Evans , Scott (Courtney) Evans, Julia (Mitchell) McGilliard, Karly (Kevin) Kohlstedt, Kyle Chisholm, Tyler Zelgart, Ryan Zelgart; great grandchildren Charlotte Kay Evans, Hudson John Evans, and Avery Kay Kohlstedt.  Preceded in death by her brother David Helmer Holtan; Parents Helmer and Clara Holtan.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Rd., Palatine, Illinois 60074.

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